After majoring in philosophy at Harvard, Daniel Klein pursued the usual philosophical career. He wrote jokes for various comedians, including Flip Wilson and Lily Tomlin, designed stunts for Candid Camera, co-created the board game, 'Group Therapy,' and then settled down to the literary life, ghost writing a best-selling sex manual and penning several thrillers and mysteries, including the Elvis Presley detective series.
In addition to "Heidegger and a Hippo Walk through Those Pearly Gates," Dan and Tom Cathcart have written the New York Times bestseller, "Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar," "Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington," and the politically-incorrect book of daily affirmations, "Macho Meditations." Tom lives with his wife on Cape Cod, Dan with his wife in the Berkshire Mountains.
Ian Punnett welcomed authors Tom Cathcart and Daniel Klein for a conversation about the varying philosophical points of view regarding death and mortality as well as how humor allows us to express our fears about dying.